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Edinburgh City or Edinburgh Zoo
Saturday 2nd May - Route BTake in Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, home of Scotland’s crown jewels, and The Stone of Destiny, once used for centuries to crown many of Scotland’s kings. Edinburgh has a vast amount of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars and is always a popular destination with our customers. After dropping passengers off on Princes Street for the city visit we then continue onto Edinburgh Zoo, which is built on a hill across 84 acres, with views over the city. The zoo is home to over 1,000 rare and endangered animals including giant pandas, zebras, penguins, lions, tigers, anteaters, Malayan sun bears, and plenty more. We leave the zoo at 4:30pm and head to the city to pick up the rest of the passengers at 5:00pm for our journey home. Admission is not included in the price of each ticket.
Friday 8th May (Bank Holiday - VE Day) - Route AWe’re off to the seaside! Join us for a classic North East day out in the popular Yorkshire seaside resort of Scarborough with its two bays and sandy beaches, split by the headland, and home to the 12th century Scarborough Castle. There are lots of things to do for all the family in this much-loved resort. You can visit Peasholm Park, the Spa, amusements, ice cream parlours, or the working harbour, or simply take a deckchair and relax on the sandy beach.
Skipton and a Leisurely Canal Cruise
Saturday 9th May - Route ACome with us on our popular day out to the market town of Skipton, famous for its 900-year-old castle, romantically ruined priory and historic cobbled streets. There’s time for you to stroll around the market before we head to the canal for an afternoon boat trip along a stretch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Coffee, tea, and biscuits will be served to you whilst we’re on board and is included in your ticket price. Admission is included in the price of each ticket.
The “New Borders Loop” & Afternoon Tea
Saturday 16th May - Route DOur first stop of the day takes us to the beautiful market town of Alnwick, rich in history and dating back to 600AD. From here we stop by the small village of Etal, which lies on the bridging point of the River Till. Next up is the Teviot Smokery and Water Gardens, near Kelso, for afternoon cream tea. There’s time here for you to enjoy the tranquil setting before we make our journey home, travelling via Jedburgh and through the Northumberland National Park.
Blackpool or Blackpool Zoo
Saturday 23th May - Route AGrab a ‘kiss-me-quick’ hat and ice cream on our popular day-by-the-seaside at Blackpool! Filled with fun things to do for all the family, you can visit the famous tower, the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, or any of its three piers filled with entertainment and things to do! In fact, why not be daring and brave the hair-raising rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach? Or you could take things slow and explore the Grade II listed Stanley Park and the beautiful new promenade that makes the Golden Mile a pleasure to stroll along. Alternatively, enjoy a day out at Blackpool Zoo, beside Stanley Park. Home to over 1,350 animals from all over the world, including gorillas, orangutans, lions, tigers, giraffes, elephants, penguins, sea lions and many more. There’s plenty to explore and photograph at this hidden gem! We drop passengers off at the Zoo first, before proceeding into Blackpool with our seaside passengers. Return pick up times will be 4:30pm from Blackpool and 5:00pm from the Zoo.
Holy Island, Bamburgh and Seahouses
Monday 25th May (Spring Bank Holiday) - Route BOur first stop for this trip is at the tidal island of Lindisfarne which carries a wealth of history within its tidal walls. This peaceful setting, once the home of the Vikings and the ancient monks, is the birthplace of the Lindisfarne Gospels, one of the most precious books in the world. We continue our journey to the beautiful Northumberland Village of Bamburgh, home of the Grace Darling RNLI Museum and Bamburgh Castle. After a short stay, we continue to Seahouses, a fishing town where you can browse the shops or perhaps treat yourself to fish and chips before our journey home.
Magical Birds and Butterflies
Wednesday 27th May - Route CThis nature-focused day out offers everyone, from the grandparents to toddlers, a perfect day together. Bring the family to Butterfly World at Preston Park, and wander through the specially-created tropical indoor rainforest, with a kaleidoscope of the world’s most exotic butterflies flitting around you, whilst you take in splashing waterfalls, beautiful foliage and a host of other animals, such as meerkats and reptiles. From here, we stop by Yarm where you can grab a bite to eat, before travelling to Thirsk to visit the Bird of Prey and Conservationist Centre. You’ll be able to watch the bird display and even have the chance to handle some of the smaller birds after the show! Admission is included in the price of each ticket.
South Lakes Safari Zoo
Saturday 30th May - Route ASet in 54 acres in Ullswater, Cumbria, and home to over 1,000 of the rarest and most endangered animals in unique natural environments, South Lakes Safari Zoo gives you a unique opportunity to get as close as physically possible to experience the amazing creatures. You’ll spot a whole host of animals, including lions, tigers, primates, giraffes, bears, rhinos, zebras, kangaroos, reptiles, penguins, vultures and more whilst at this popular zoo. Admission is included in the price of each ticket.